After reclassifying from 2020 to 2019
, four-star CB Sheridan Jones became one of this year's top in-state recruits. The four-star CB has interest from just about every major program in the ACC, SEC, and Big 10 with an elite offer list to match that interest.
Recently, Jones cut his list of schools down to 7.
Virginia Tech was among the 7 schools to make the cut for Sheridan Jones along with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, Nebraska, and South Carolina. Jones told us that these 7 schools "were the schools that were showing me the most love and are the best fits for me."
When we asked Jones specifically why VT made the cut, he told us that it was because "they are a great in state school and coach foster coaches a great defense." Jones also told us that VT's reputation for producing defensive backs had a "pretty good impact" on the Hokies making the cut.
Jones currently has visits scheduled to Clemson, Ohio State, and Alabama; but is hoping to visit Virginia Tech sometime in the near future along with the other schools in his top 7. The four-star CB appears to be a fairly high priority for the Hokies though VT has a big challenge on their hands with Clemson, Ohio State, and Alabama all in hot pursuit of Jones.
Sheridan Jones in the Recruiting Rankings
Sheridan Jones is ranked as the 80th best recruit in the country by ESPN
, 118th best by Rivals
, 274th best by 247 Sports
, and 139th best by the 247 Sports Composite. Jones is ranked as one of the top cornerbacks in the country as ESPN has him as the seventh best CB, Rivals ranks him 14th best among CBs, 247 Sports ranks him 20th among CBs, and the 247 Sports Composite ranks him as the 17th best CB.
In the state of Virginia, Jones is ranked as the state's second best recruit by ESPN, fourth best by Rivals and the 247 Sports Composite, and fifth best by 247 Sports.
Sheridan Jones' Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Syracuse
- SEC: Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, LSU
- Big 10: Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State, Maryland
- Big 12: Oklahoma, West Virginia
- AAC: Temple
- Conference USA: Florida Atlantic, Charlotte
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